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    poker laws in thailand?

    Yes i know gambling is illegal as is prostitution and other things and without discussing it we all know what goes on.

    So I make my living playing online poker have done for years want to set up base in thailand for 6 months or so probably get a study visa and do some course just to be allowed to stay there.

    Im not worried about fines .Im just worried about jail time

    Anyone that can help me with this?

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    Simplest and best advice is: Don't!
    As you say, it's illegal, and there is people looking for it..

    But then, as you insist and are aware of the risks..:
    (I don't know the first thing about poker myself, but have a brother who is a pro player, and many go to thailand for cheap living and good playing hours for some reason..)
    - stay away from other poker players.. Their are groups hooking up and rent a house together.. These places seem to get raided..
    - Don't go into local tournaments, for the same reason..
    - If you get a local bank account, do not transfer money from your playing account to Thailand. Do it via your foreign regular account and accept to pay charges twice..
    - Don't stay at one place or one IP adres too long..

    Just hearsay.. Don't shoot me..555

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    Masking your IP address is straight forward. I would just keep a low profile and not share your work life with anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    Simplest and best advice is: Don't!
    As you say, it's illegal, and there is people looking for it..

    But then, as you insist and are aware of the risks..:
    (I don't know the first thing about poker myself, but have a brother who is a pro player, and many go to thailand for cheap living and good playing hours for some reason..)
    - stay away from other poker players.. Their are groups hooking up and rent a house together.. These places seem to get raided..
    - Don't go into local tournaments, for the same reason..
    - If you get a local bank account, do not transfer money from your playing account to Thailand. Do it via your foreign regular account and accept to pay charges twice..
    - Don't stay at one place or one IP adres too long..

    Just hearsay.. Don't shoot me..555

    Thats really cool thanks for the insite. The reason they go there is cost of living is lower . There for people that can only make say 25grand aussie per year playing poker can do what they love and live more comfortably in thailand then they could here and with the ban on US online poker and the economy how it things are getting harder to make a living out of it ( less clueless idiots throwing there money away playing terrible).

    I probably dont think it is a great idea anymore and i might just stick to holidays there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fresh View Post
    Thats really cool thanks for the insite. The reason they go there is cost of living is lower . There for people that can only make say 25grand aussie per year playing poker can do what they love and live more comfortably in thailand then they could here and with the ban on US online poker and the economy how it things are getting harder to make a living out of it ( less clueless idiots throwing there money away playing terrible).

    I probably dont think it is a great idea anymore and i might just stick to holidays there.
    Latin America is a great place for people who want to play poker for a living
    they don't have the gambling laws that LOS does, most places are actually cheaper to live in than LOS and most cities, even by the beaches, have casinos that you can play live games in

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Latin America is a great place for people who want to play poker for a living
    they don't have the gambling laws that LOS does, most places are actually cheaper to live in than LOS and most cities, even by the beaches, have casinos that you can play live games in
    Yes but theres a slight problem. Im a mongerer. And I love thai girls. I wont find that in latina america :P

    Thats is the number one factor in this haha.

    I havent been to any but i would've thought some non touristy areas of thailand would be cheapish? No?

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    has any one been busted in Los for busted for playing on line??? and how would the thais trace you...
    when i stayed at the Summer Breeze many years ago there was a young Kiwi that did it for a living...showed me the ropes..seemed to be making about 400$ a day in the few days i saw him...have always been fasinated on how people make a living out of the main stream...seems a little risky to me...never met any really rich gamblers thou 5555

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    Quote Originally Posted by meese View Post
    has any one been busted in Los for busted for playing on line??? and how would the thais trace you...
    when i stayed at the Summer Breeze many years ago there was a young Kiwi that did it for a living...showed me the ropes..seemed to be making about 400$ a day in the few days i saw him...have always been fasinated on how people make a living out of the main stream...seems a little risky to me...never met any really rich gamblers thou 5555
    Its not easy and to be honest. 99percent of the players making good money. Would be making more money in the job they would have been in without poker I know i would be. Not english but my maths and science scores were close to 100% always without barely turning up to school. I prefered to play sport and chase girls and then had some serious health issues. I also never could handle working for 'the man'. Alot of the guys making big money have university entry scores smart enough to be doctors but just love poker.

    The whole game is preety much exploiting a small edge you have from weak players after paying rake to the online site/casino also. Many succesful players put in 60+ hour weeks between studying and playing. But do it because they love it. Some people win for a week and think there a pro. Due to the element of luck weather you are able to beat the game needs to come at a sample size of thousands and thousands of hands and months and months of day in day out play. Only then ull know your true earning capacity.

    Due to rake taken by the online gaming sites and casinos, 90 percent of poker players are losing players. and its like .0 something percent that make good money. As people say " Its a hard way to make an easy living"

    The emotional swings, the no gurenteed paycheck. Your going to work and not only can you not get payed for the week. You can lose money if you under perform. Hows that for work life stress? Imagine if the same consequences were at your 9-5! haha.

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    Ummmm....

    Stock brokers perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fresh View Post
    Yes but theres a slight problem. Im a mongerer. And I love thai girls. I wont find that in latina america :P

    Thats is the number one factor in this haha.
    Whats your favourite...poker or poke her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slampay View Post
    Ummmm....

    Stock brokers perhaps?
    the differance is stock brokers play with your money 555555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    Whats your favourite...poker or poke her?
    poker pays for poke her. so comes hand in hand haha.

    poker her is more enjoyable while its going on. but the aftermath and what happens after it sucks, My girl drama at the moment is threw though roof I've had enough.

    Thailand p4p is much more enjoyable then dating regular girls in Aus. You treated better from p4p. There probably actually cheaper long term to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slampay View Post
    Ummmm....

    Stock brokers perhaps?
    currency trading and playing the stock market is probably the closest comparasion yes your right.

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